German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union until cannot undo the punishment, adopted with respect to Russia because of the conflict around Ukraine.
According to the Chancellor, in the EU see that punishment has affected and among them several Western organizations." for this reason, We wish them similar political framework conditions that would allow us to remove the penalties. Due to material violations of international law to the present unstable situation, We, unfortunately, have not yet reached this issue ", - quotes the expression Merkel broadcasting company.
in addition, the Chancellor said that Berlin wants to return to a constructive relationship with Moscow." We want partnerships with Russia, we have so many international issues, " he said. In her expressions, Moscow, for example, can play an important role in resolving the conflict in Syria.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In March 2015 has been extended sanctions List of the USA, and in June the sanctions List of Canada. In addition, on 22 June, the head of the EU foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have extended the economic sanctions until 31 January 2016.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news